Many thanks to all our unclaimed property partners
Our unclaimed property team has had a busy month. Richland Mayor Pat Sullivan invited us to the Highway 49 Festival to distribute unclaimed property on September 28. Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher invited us to do the same for Hinds County residents at the Fall Market on October 12. Pike County Supervisors hosted us on October 25 – as did the Mississippi Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors for their 4 th Annual BBQ contest, benefiting the Magnolia Speech School. And, this past Monday, the Rankin County Supervisors had our team out to the Courthouse Annex in Brandon.

It is thanks to partnerships like these that we have been able to distribute more than $100 million in unclaimed property since I first took office in January 2012. We are always happy to partner with local elected leaders and community organizations to help reunite Mississippians with their unclaimed property.

Of course, our partnership with the Mississippi State Fair is one of our most exciting! In our first six years at the State Fair, we have helped Fair-goers initiate more than 9,500 claims and collect nearly $12.8 million of their money. And, our booth was very busy again this year, too!
Don’t worry if you missed National Take Back Day
Each year in April and October, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) promotes a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to educate the public about the potential our everyday prescription drugs hold for abuse. They also promote safe, convenient, and responsible means to dispose of old prescription drugs.

For the 17th National Take Back Day in April 2019, nearly 5,000 law enforcement agencies participated nationwide, with 6,258 collection sites. They collected almost 469 tons of prescription drugs – 937,443 pounds total!

The latest National Take Back Day was this past Saturday, October 26, 2019. But, even if you missed it, there are places all around Mississippi where you can safely dispose of your old prescription drugs year-round to make sure they don’t fall into the hands of someone struggling with an addiction. Enter your zip code or town on the DEA’s drug diversion locator page and find a location near you. This is such an important way for us all to be a part of the solution to the opioid crisis.
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